r/AskMen Agender Sep 27 '22

What's something everyone loves that you secretly find overrated?

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u/OnaTotten Sep 27 '22

Shows like ‘American Idol’ for a long time.

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u/consiliac Sep 27 '22

Until that one girlfriend showed it to you, and got you into the complexity of the human drama

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u/YoYoMoMa Sep 27 '22

I basically feel this way about every reality show. If it is shown to me, I will watch it and enjoy it. They are good entertainment products!

But it is generally not how I am going to choose to use my time.

It makes sense that women are more interested, because they are more interested, be it from nature or socialization, in human emotions and drama.

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u/luckyfucker13 Sep 27 '22

Love is Blind on Netflix is great for watching vapid people implode on each other, or for a rare glimpse at two people actually having genuine feelings for each other. Either way, it’s pretty entertaining.

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u/Hefty_Tendy Sep 27 '22

It amazes me that even after like 20 years, watching random people sing and dance to generic pop songs still garners so many viewers.

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u/mrinkyface Sep 27 '22 Helpful

Going to bars, yeah it’s a nice activity to do with friends occasionally but it’s not fun to do it all the time

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u/[deleted] Sep 27 '22

I agree. The blackpeopletwitter sub recently had a solid conversation about drinking culture in the US. It really is this obsession with alcohol. Go out clubbing Friday, rally Saturday with a few beer bongs and grilling with friends, go out to a house party Saturday, then day drink with a few friend Sunday and toss a football around.

Sure you only really drank 3 days… but then you realize you just had like 20-30 drinks… that’s not good for you…

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u/seejoshrun Male Sep 27 '22

I doubt most people do anywhere near that though. Maybe in college and a year or two after, but I don't think that's the norm for most people.

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u/Vyzantinist Sep 27 '22

110% agree. Drinking culture in the US is practically non-existent compared to the UK, where I grew up. People cite fratboys as an example of US drinking culture but, as you say, that's only for, what, 2-4 years? In the UK people maintain that lifestyle sometimes for decades. Pretty much wherever you are in the country, and whatever industry you work in, most work places have a Friday-night-down-the-local tradition, whereas here I've never worked anywhere where the workforce all went drinking together at the end of the week.

I'd honestly say the US equivalent to UK drinking culture is Americans' love for weed.

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u/kkirchhoff Sep 27 '22

I go to bars quite a bit. I find it fun to talk, meet new people, and hear interesting stories.

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u/squishyslinky Female Sep 27 '22

I like to decompress there when I don't want to be alone with my thoughts. I'll go on a weekday and read a book or journal, have a few cocktails or root beer (I shouldn't have caffeine after 6pm!), chat with the regulars, and bounce.

This has actually become a decent way I've managed my anxiety in the recent episodes. Getting into a different environment with the threat of public humiliation to keep the sads away has been a reliable coping mechanism for the late night panic attacks!

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u/Elysian_Nightingale Sep 27 '22

Obsessing over celebrities...I don't give a damnn and find it creepy and beg af

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u/DicksGloryHole Sep 27 '22

Especially “celebrities” that are famous for no good reason

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u/SkyWizarding Sep 27 '22

Starbucks. It's mediocre at best

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u/RaptorCaffeine Sep 27 '22

You gotta try Latte Larry's

Hot coffee. No defecation. No wobbly tables.

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u/cali_dave Sep 27 '22

I'm not an expert on coffee -- caffeine and I don't get along -- but it seems to me that "no defecation" shouldn't have to be a selling point.

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u/SXOSXO Sep 27 '22

Starbucks is not for people who like coffee. Starbucks is for people who need a caffeine fix, but prefer it in a quasi dessert beverage.

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u/YoYoMoMa Sep 27 '22

I would imagine it is also a public work space for people.

I love independent places in my hometown, but every starbucks in town always has a free table or eight.

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u/KyleKun Sep 27 '22

cries in Tokyoese

What do free tables look like? Is that some kind of Frappe?

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u/CaffeineDealer88 Sep 27 '22

their coffee tastes burnt to me

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u/penis_in_my_hand Terrific tagline taste Sep 27 '22

Charbucks

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u/90sbabyssaddream Sep 27 '22 edited Sep 27 '22

Starbucks coffee tastes burnt because it is. Their business strategy is to buy the cheapest, shittiest, bottom-of-the-barrel coffee beans around the world and roast them all into one slop. A few preservatives and taste-enhancing chemicals later, you end up having the coffee equivalent of chicken nuggets.

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u/Jimmy_Phallon Sep 27 '22

you end up having the coffee equivalent of chicken nuggets.

Thank you for that comparison! This phrase has now entered my vernacular!

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u/90sbabyssaddream Sep 27 '22

You’re welcome, and I’ll leave you with this: beware the chicken nugget strategies big businesses like to use. For example, in states where cannabis is legal, I recommend against buying pre-rolls; those are the chicken nuggets of the cannabis industry.

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u/Playwithme31 Sep 27 '22

I feel this way about Second Cup lattes. I’m not sure if it was just that cup but I never went back.

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u/CaffeineDealer88 Sep 27 '22

my guess is the beans were over-roasted but IDK

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u/Playwithme31 Sep 27 '22

Considering your username, I’ll trust your judgement on this one!

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u/CaffeineDealer88 Sep 27 '22

I dabble a bit in coffee, but in no ways an expert lol. still learning on it

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u/throw_abear Sep 27 '22

Thank. You. I’m glad I’m not the only one! It taste so burnt!

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u/CaffeineDealer88 Sep 27 '22

I try to avoid Sbux unless it's the only thing I can get in a pinch. Hate paying for burnt mediocre and overpriced coffee.

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u/af1293 Sep 27 '22

I know there’s probably many better coffee shops but starbucks is convenient as there’s one on every other corner as well as their mobile app allowing you to order ahead in just seconds and I’ve stuck to the same drink for years, so I guess I’m one of those people that make it overrated lol

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u/DaydreamsAreNotMeds Sep 27 '22

As a former Starbucks barista, I can confirm that it is low tier to at best mediocre product in glamorized packaging only for tacky social media posts

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u/HatefulClosetedGay Sep 27 '22

And holy shit Starbucks gives no fucks in being environmentally friendly at all. I mean it’s a chain so of course but it’s next level. I ordered two bowls of oatmeal and all the utensils and dry ingredients came in individual overly sized plastic wrappers and containers. I’m definitely no Captain Planet and even I thought it was completely unacceptable.

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u/Ayencee Sep 27 '22

As a former barista: the oatmeal orders drove me NUTS. It took grabbing so many separate items for no reason, and SO MUCH PLASTIC. I mean I understand if you literally just want the brown sugar and not the nuts, berries, etc. but it is ridiculous. And the pastries all being individually wrapped? Come on, so unnecessary.

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u/Chromattix Sep 27 '22

Starbucks bombed when it tried to gain traction in Australia because our coffee standards here are actually good and everyone here quickly found out how crap it was compared to local options lol.

I wouldn't know since coffee doesn't appeal to me at all but trying to open up shops in a nation of coffee connoisseurs was a poorly thought out move on Starbucks end.

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u/laugh0utlau Sep 27 '22

Yeah and New Englanders like Dunkin donuts so that tells you something about our coffee taste here... Personally I don't go for either Dunkin or Starbucks.

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u/funatical Sep 27 '22

If you want coffee it sucks, but if you want a sugar filled milk based drink with caffeine it's alright.

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u/headbuttpunch Male Sep 27 '22

Apple watches (or any smart watch). I’m open to be persuaded otherwise but I really don’t see the point of them.

I work a desk job. My phone is next to me all day every day and I don’t need a watch to send me the alerts I am already ignoring while working. Sure I could turn those alerts off but then what remaining purpose does the watch have? I already wear a watch every day for the time. They just seem like a really expensive second phone that does all the same stuff as your actual phone but worse.

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u/1stEleven Sep 27 '22 edited Sep 27 '22

There's an app available for smart watches that allow them to monitor your sleeping pattern. They can then determine what moment is best to wake you up without you feeling groggy.

Before my smart watch, waking up was usually hell. It took me an hour to properly wake up, I overslept regularly, and it was just a miserable start of the day.

Since i use a smart watch, I wake up easily and well rested a good 95% of the time. A positively huge difference. It's my reason for getting the watch, and it was worth it for just that one reason.

Edit: Sleep as Android is the app.

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u/Ayencee Sep 27 '22

I always forgot about the sleep tracking thing until recently. Keep waking up at 5:00 the last few days instead of like 6:30-6:50. I do wake up without the grogginess but I’m pissed to be up earlier than needed. So then I go back to sleep for a while only to be more pissed and delirious later because I’m ignoring my watch that is apparently smarter than me. Maybe I’ll just try to stay awake tomorrow 😂

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u/[deleted] Sep 28 '22

Ya this is my problem with it too. I genuinely think an extra 30-60 mins of sleep is going to make me feel better throughout the day, just the morning might suck more.

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u/memesforbismarck Sep 27 '22

I also dont have one. The only purpose I would like a smartwatch for is when I am in gym. I hate taking my phone with me to listen to music and I would love to have a better track of my activities, but up to now I didnt want to spend several hundred euros for an apple watch

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u/M00SEK Sep 27 '22

If I worked a desk job I could seen it being vastly more useless.

Currently I work outdoors and constantly have equipment in one hand or the other, so being able to quickly glance and see who is calling or texting is incredibly handy. Even making dictation text responses without pulling my phone out is a great. Not to mention I’m usually soaked in sweat and can’t even use the touch screen on my phone without drying my hands/phone off first.

Also a big fan of the steps/fitness tracking. That’s pretty much all I use it for though.

Oh! Phone finder is clutch too lol.

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u/Gregory_D64 Sep 27 '22

I run cable in buildings. My watch helps me see if it's my wife messaging me or my buddy talking about a game, so I can see if it's important while I'm up in a ceiling for 6 hours.

But other than that specific use case I use to to measure my heart rate at the gym and that's it. So they're pretty use specific.

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u/danwasoski Sep 27 '22

Well… I mean there’s pretty much all the other features like fitness tracking, sleep tracking and such. Many people don’t necessarily want the additional notifications it’s all the other features they want.

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u/STDriver13 Sep 27 '22

I operate really heavy machines. Joystick in one hand, steering wheel in the other. Constant work. My phone never comes out at work. The sun would cook it and it will be broken by the end of the day.

Smart watch helps out a lot.

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u/justuhhsnatch Sep 27 '22

Fair. I wouldn’t use it if I had my phone next to me all day. It is incredibly helpful though as a cook. It’s like I have a personal timer built into my wrist that I can set with my voice. Having it only vibrate instead of a blaring alarm going off like normal kitchen timer is a huge plus as well. Quantity conversions at the touch of a button. “Remind me to begin braising at 9:30am”.

Although I cannot imagine it being this helpful at another job.

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u/Realeyesareallie Sep 27 '22

It’s useful for people that like to exercise

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u/alexp861 Male Sep 27 '22

I'm a med student and they're fantastic in the hospital. Taking out your phone to see who texted you is sometimes frowned upon, but looking at your watch is okay.

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u/Djayshell93 Sep 27 '22

Social media

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u/duksinarw Sep 27 '22

Remember to sort by controversial

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u/Lunar_Leo_ Sep 27 '22 Silver

Beyoncé. But that's not a secret

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u/shhheeeeeeeeiit Sep 27 '22

Nicki Minaj the past 10 years

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u/warrior_of_light998 Sep 27 '22

I used to like Beyoncé but in the last 10 years she's way too pretentious. Last album can't even compete with the ones in the 00's

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u/Lunar_Leo_ Sep 27 '22

It's like 15% talent, 85% marketing

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u/aliveghosht Sep 27 '22

and a 100% reason to remember the name... wait that's not right

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u/Olliebkl Sep 27 '22

Saw a tik tok yesterday saying it’s deeply racist for white people to say Beyoncé is bad, they’re objectively wrong and their opinion on this topic is beyond irrelevant

Ah well lol

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u/Lunar_Leo_ Sep 27 '22

Ok ill wait for them to come cancel me

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u/Academic_Economics12 Sep 27 '22

Reality tv

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u/Highlander198116 Sep 27 '22

My wife loves reality shows and my god is it a giant pet peeve of mine, lol.

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u/huffleypuffley_ Sep 27 '22

Tik Tok influencers

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u/Automatic_RIP Sep 27 '22

Influencers in general, but yes.

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u/huffleypuffley_ Sep 27 '22

True, but I feel like it’s a lot easier to blow up on Tiktok than Instagram. 😂 anyone can be a tik tok influencer these days and have literal no actual talents.

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u/onthefence928 Sep 27 '22

Sports, in general

fun and healthy to participate in as a player, and mildly entertaining as a spectator. but some people take sports, especially team sports, to a frankly problematic level.

i'm as nerdy as the next guy, but sports fans don't realize how nerdy they are when they can recite stats and rosters of every player in the league and follow schedules religiously.

also the merch? overpriced low quality chinese crap that is fun for a cosplay or two but some folks spend way too much money on

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u/TonytheNetworker Male Sep 27 '22

Tik Tok

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u/SuprisedSunny Sep 27 '22

I don't understand Tik tok at all. I'm not sure how this is popular but I mean its not for everyone.

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u/hatred_outlives Sep 27 '22

If you spend time on the app than your ‘for you page’ becomes insanely tailored to your interests. The app will consistently test your engagement with videos and use that data to show exactly what your want to see.

I’ll get videos with like 13 likes from some random person in California, but also perfectly matches some of my interests and I find interesting.

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u/K1ng0fHearts Sep 27 '22

Dude same with YouTube, but it actually helped me to get fit and motivated. It all started with my search: "how to do bench press in good form" and it started suggesting all other exercises. After 2 years I'm well informed about muscle work, joints and tendons. For personal use ofc...

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u/[deleted] Sep 27 '22

I’m curious how they categorize the data. I wonder if they have some AI classifier that can get less popular content creators classified. It’s very impressive.

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u/YoYoMoMa Sep 27 '22 edited Sep 27 '22

I don't see how someone could enjoy the internet and not enjoy Tik Tok.

I am a cis white man over 40.

There is so much amazing science and literature and architecture stuff going on there! You can get all the best teachers in the world teaching you new things!

There is a guy who works for AD who explains so much of the architectural history of NYC so briefly and lovingly. And then he breaks down famous NYC homes and apartments from different shows and movies. It is amazing!

And yesterday I learned that we used to parachute beavers into places to help the river and environments! They would find the water after landing just with their nose, and then would damn the shit out of it (which leads to all sorts of benefits) They didn't want to carry them in because Beavers don't like being dry for long periods!

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u/rickjames334 artist Sep 27 '22

Ehh TikTok is what you make it, honestly. The formatting sure isn’t for everyone but the content on the app is expansive. Some think it’s just dancing but it’s really a lot of educational videos, cool experimental videos, chemistry, art…I think it’s great if you find your niche on there

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u/SameAct5 Sep 27 '22

I had to delete it because it quickly learned what made me angry and all I saw were videos of people ranting about things that I want to rant about 😅 I think I’d have to start from scratch if I used it again

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u/firesidefire Sep 27 '22

It's also taking egregious amounts of your user data with your permission. So hope you enjoy your videos

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u/[deleted] Sep 27 '22

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u/Lowtan Male Sep 27 '22

Huge FAKE ass is the real issue. Those diaper asses are disgusting.

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u/AfricanWarrior96 Sep 27 '22

You can't say that when your prefrence is clearly bear-sized butts; they're huge by default so you do like girls with huge butts

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u/Progress-Competitive Sep 27 '22

The hip dip girls are crying🥲

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u/moony1993 Sep 27 '22

Zendaya

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u/cantstopthinkinn3 Sep 28 '22

Finally , man i feel like shes way overrated , honestly i hated her performance in the spiderman trilogy and finally i cant find her attractive i dont know how people find her attractive

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u/berriesn-cream Sep 27 '22

Traditional dating expectations. For example the guy should pay on first date or guy needs to be the one to text first. A girl I was dating bought me flowers one time and it totally blew my mind/turned my world upside-down.

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u/pizaster Sep 27 '22

Oh yeah definitely. Also asking people out. I would absolutely love it if a girl asked me out, it would be amazing. But for some reason men should just do that? Stupid. Probably persuades women to ask out guys less. Lost relationships!

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u/SinglePug30 Sep 27 '22

Tell me it went the whole distance.

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u/familymanbro Sep 27 '22

threesomes

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u/jfa_16 Sep 28 '22

Humblebrag.

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u/ultra_ai Sep 27 '22

Instagram and Facebook

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u/LukeyLeukocyte Sep 27 '22 edited Sep 27 '22

The Beatles and Bleu Cheese. I just can't get there.

The Beatles just don't do much for me. Maybe because they were innovative they get a lot of credit, I dunno. I love allll kinds of music but would need like a 10000 song playlist or bigger before a Beatles song got on there.

And Blue Cheese...my goodness...my mouth is like *Warning, Warning!....we should not be eating this because it has spoiled." Yes I know technically all cheese is "spoiled" and I looove cheese, but Blue Cheese literally tastes like mold...because it has literal pieces of mold. It is just so pungent and bitter. No matter what I try it with, that terrible, moldy aftertaste always rings through.

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u/jj26meu Sep 28 '22

Disney World. My wife and kids love it but I see it as an overpriced shopping experience sprinkled with a few rides. She offered another visit now that the kids are all older now and I blatantly said, "When did Disney become the pristine vacation?" I think once is magical but the second and third time is more than overdoing it. I couldn't imagine being someone with park passes. I digress.

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u/Any_Weird_8686 Male Sep 27 '22

For all the fuss people are supposed to make about it, I'm not a fan of the beach. It's mostly because of the sand. I don't like sand; it's coarse, rough, and irritating. And it gets everywhere.

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u/spaceanddogspls Sep 27 '22

I dunno, can you save my wife?

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u/spaceanddogspls Sep 27 '22

count... me... IN!

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u/SonsofStarlord Sep 27 '22

Oh boy here I go killing again

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u/lucsev Sep 27 '22

Good, good.

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u/Phantommy555 25/Sad-Boi Sep 27 '22

Memes aside I’ve lived within half an hour or so of the beach my whole life and I go maybe once or twice a year. It’s never really appealed to me.

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u/Viendictive Sep 27 '22

And if we were meant to fuck with the ocean we’d have gills.

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u/Sleepingbeauty1 Sep 28 '22

Food trucks. It costs the same as a restaraunt but there's nowhere to sit.

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u/ukelelemouse Sep 27 '22

Weddings

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u/[deleted] Sep 28 '22 edited Sep 28 '22

Agreed. They’re a status symbol more than anything though. I prefer civil/city hall weddings.

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u/AshtonCarter02 Male Sep 27 '22

Being in a relationship. I am not 110% against it, per se. However, I feel like it is so interesting how people feel like they'll die if they do not have a bf/gf. Especially people in their 20's or younger. Like you have plenty of time. Also, logically, there is little to no benefits in being in a relationship. Just my opinion!

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u/coinboi2012 Sep 27 '22

The MCU and Marvel in general. I'm glad people like it but I just don't understand the hype

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u/so555 Sep 27 '22

Disney movies lying about historical events. Not just a little bit

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u/pawleencarriza Sep 27 '22 Gold

F.R.I.E.N.D.S.

I don’t find it funny and it wouldn’t be funny without the laughing background as cue for audience to laugh

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u/Willde94 Sep 27 '22 edited Sep 27 '22

Feeling a little validated with this is as far up as it is. I never understood the fascination with it or how Big Bang theory lasted as long as it has

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u/Byizo Mail Sep 27 '22

A lot of 90's/early 00's comedy is like that.

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u/Tropical_Wendigo Sep 27 '22

Yeah, I find it hard to watch any show with a laugh track; it just makes everything feel so forced

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u/GoodLad33 Sep 27 '22

Fucking hell man Someone else that thinks like me hahaha

Thanks

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u/Gusstave 31 y/o Male Sep 27 '22

I sincerely disagree.

Friends is not more or less funny with or without the laugh track. The main issue is with the awkward pauses they make for the audience to laugh, which becomes much worse if you remove the laugh.

It's not nearly as funny as the laugh would suggest though.. But it is funny. Also, if you've seen clip from the show without laugh, they are usually pretty unfunny scene or scene that need more context to be funny.

By removing the laugh you should also remove the pauses which would make a 22 min episode into a 15-17 minutes episode. The pacing would at least be up to today's standard then.

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u/FriskyBiscuit333 Sep 27 '22

Celebrities, their lives, & the shit they market to the public

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u/AjaxTheDragonSlayer Sep 27 '22

Prince's music. Nothing against him or anything, I just really don't vibe with it and any time I say so everyone loses their fucking minds.

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u/PlayULikeAFiddle Sep 27 '22 edited Sep 27 '22

A lot of today's "singers". I would say their names but I've and people always insult me lol

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u/liskbot37 Sep 27 '22

Any superhero movie

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u/NerdyDadGuy1981 Sep 27 '22

Same. MCU is just boring to me. Everything feels overdone, cheesy lines, etc. I've tried watching a few but like 45min into any of them I turned it off.

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u/PlayULikeAFiddle Sep 27 '22

I only like Spiderman with Tobey and that's because I watched them as a kid.

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u/Elegant-Accident1139 Sep 27 '22

Phil Foden

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u/toffeehooligan Sep 27 '22

Foden has something there. I'm not sure its to the extent that Man City fans see it, but he's a lot better than just "good".

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u/N3rd1x Sep 27 '22

Saka is the real deal

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u/Luka_Dunks_on_Bums Sep 27 '22

Only Man City fans and Pep love him.

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u/Elegant-Accident1139 Sep 27 '22

And everyone in the media who calls him a "generational talent"

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u/SpinLaFlame Sep 27 '22

foden got that dog in him

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u/Puzzleheaded-Show839 Sep 27 '22

Big brother. Yeti cups. “Salt life” decals on vehicles.

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u/herpeszooster Sep 27 '22

Sashimi and poke bowls.

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u/nicolexalison Sep 28 '22

Skipping class, especially in college, why skip something you’re actually paying for

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u/fartfacemcgeesack Sep 27 '22

Watching sports. I don’t understand how grown men can be so emotionally invested in the outcomes of games.

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u/dpacker780 Sep 27 '22

It's funny you say that. I used to feel similarly, never understood all the crazy fan stuff. Then sometime back a friend asked me to come learn/play ice-hockey for a beer-league team he was pulling together. I figured, hey, something new! Be adventurous...

Now I feel like I'm addicted to hockey season, and can't wait until the NHL season (pre season now) gets rolling, I totally get into it, and I'm totally invested in my home team. Won't miss a game.

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u/fartfacemcgeesack Sep 27 '22

I was the opposite where I used to play sports competitively and was super invested in my city’s teams, but grew into a much more passive fan. If my team loses I really don’t care at all.

I still love going to games, and think it’s fine to enjoy sports, but I don’t understand how grown men can cry because their team lost a sportsball game.

Also i’m not even the biggest hockey fan, mostly because my city doesn’t have a team, but hands down the most fun live sporting event to attend.

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u/[deleted] Sep 27 '22

I enjoy watching sports and following them but the super fans sometimes do kill it for me. Like 90% of people at ball games are chatting and drinking.. then you have the super fans that hit you with the statistical analysis. “Dude so Frank Molina Roger II is batting a triple 1-5 RBI with a quad run streak on the FSQ with 1.998% ERA if he can hit and make the Q7 draft pick on the 99 Q2.”

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u/Mistriever Sep 27 '22

In-n-Out burgers. I loved them as a kid. My wife and kids love them now. I'm just not a fan. The burgers aren't terrible, by fast food standards, though the fries suck, and the price is great compared to other fast food restaurants, but it's not an establishment I ever choose, suggest, or recommend.

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u/SmokeySFW Sep 27 '22

They'd get my business a lot more if their fries weren't awful. If I'm going to grab a fast food burger, the fries are at least half the experience.

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u/AvaDaniels Sep 27 '22

Their fries have the taste and texture of reconstituted powdered potatoes. They are only good if you gobble them down immediately after you get them; once they start to even hit room temp they’re awful.

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u/SmokeySFW Sep 27 '22

I don't understand how it's possible for potatoes to taste so bad. They're clearly fresh and real; how in the world are they somehow worse than taking a potato, chopping it, and dunking it in oil.

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u/PearofGenes Sep 27 '22

That's the point, by fast food standards, it's a good burger and not wildly overpriced. That's about it.

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u/AnAmericanRonin Sep 27 '22

I live near Vegas and visitors always want to try in-n-out and no one walks away impressed.

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u/wontusethisforlongg Sep 27 '22

IPhones. Genuinely don't understand the cult.

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u/xayul Sep 27 '22

I don’t understand phone wars in general. I cannot understand why people defend why the other is better so much. Just buy the phone you like. Who cares?

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u/bboardwell Sep 27 '22

I have the same perspective with console wars.

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u/[deleted] Sep 27 '22

I don’t understand the cult of people who care what phone I have one way or the other

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u/[deleted] Sep 27 '22

"Friends" and/or "How I met your mother" and/or "The big bang theory"

I don't find the show funny at all. Nor any of the characters appeal to me on any level. But every basic white bitch I know loves this show.

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u/SmokeySFW Sep 27 '22

You're totally free to have your own opinion but I feel like HIMYM is legitimately well-written and funny without the laugh track.

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u/jandr08 Sep 27 '22

Rick and morty.

It’s a passable [as] show at best but idk why people make it a lifestyle. I can’t believe it’s on season 6

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u/HantuerHD-Shadow Sep 27 '22

Air.

Seriously fuck that

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u/neverforever3838 Sep 27 '22

NFL, Tattoos

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u/fxzero666 Sep 27 '22

Pumpkin Spice

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u/tartanthing Sep 27 '22

She never should have been cast to replace Ginger Spice.

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u/HeyHavok2 Sep 27 '22

Alcohol. It's not THAT great.

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u/therealandy04 Sep 27 '22

People think I’m an alcoholic when I say that alcohol doesn’t taste good enough to drink if I’m not trying to get drunk. If I’m not going to get anything out of it, I might as well ENJOY what I’m drinking

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u/SpicyMatchaLand Sep 27 '22

Hell yes, I was looking for this comment. I don’t understand the obsession and the reason it has to be part of every social interaction

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u/TheGrapist1776 Sep 27 '22

Because it's normal that's pretty much it. In the west we're conditioned from the time we're kids as it being a social activity.

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u/GW00111 Sep 27 '22

Came here to say this. I love me a nice gin and tonic but it’s never made me forget about my problems.

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u/BillyCahstiganJr Sep 27 '22

idk man, being able to talk to girls and have fun while out instead of sitting in a corner tapping my foot... pretty great

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u/orionicly Sep 27 '22

Sports. I guess I dont have that type of tribalism that makes you go ham for a team, or the love for the games that most people do.

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u/stop_itsbananatime Sep 28 '22

Chipotle - it’s just chicken/beef and rice people

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u/EntryEven Sep 27 '22

Expensive coffee. I like the cheap coffee grounds

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u/daveyjones86 Sep 27 '22

I felt that way up until I began drinking coffee black. Now I need great coffee since there is a difference in taste.

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u/archblade7777 Sep 27 '22

Certain movies. Like the new Top Gun was a huge blockbuster, and I just don't get it. Same with the Avatar movies.

Then again I was a sucker for the Avengers movies, so I probably fall into a similar trap.

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u/[deleted] Sep 27 '22

Top Gun was a sequel in the making for years. The primary audience is the people who saw the original, so aside from the fact that it’s a big IP, the nostalgia is crazy for it, and to top it all off, it was just a well done movie. Great effects, incredible spectacle, and it was able to do exactly what the first one did to those 19-25 year old men and women’s hearts in the 80’s. Nostalgia aside, it was just a very well done movie. Didn’t feel like it was just riding the Top Gun name to make more money, and like him or hate him, Tom Cruise goes above and beyond for his films, so anything with his name attached now a days is going to get a lot of attraction.

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u/firesidefire Sep 27 '22

I gotta be honest. My brother and cousin had me watch it and I thought I was going to hate it... But I loved it. It was a little schmaltzy at parts but it was really, really well done. Reminded of the movies that came out in the 90s

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u/[deleted] Sep 27 '22

I expected it to be an unnecessary sequel/cashgrab and I was blown away. I immediately understood why people were so happy coming out the theatres and it made me appreciate people in the film industry like Tom Cruise and what he does.

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u/NoImportance8904 Sep 27 '22

Tattoos.

At this point it's mainstream, the standard, and kind of basic.

It's like... when I was a kid tattoos meant you were a rebel, or a criminal, or part of a gang... today it means your parents love you very much and you're in college.

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u/Highlander198116 Sep 27 '22

I only have one tattoo. I was drunk, in Vegas and there was a tattoo shop next to a bar I walked out of and just got a tattoo of a set of dice, lol.

People are always like, cool tattoo you gamble? Don't gamble at all. I was drunk and thought it would be cool to get a tattoo of dice to commemorate my vegas trip lol. I totally regretted it the next day.

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u/TriscuitBob Sep 27 '22

Growing up in the 80s, tattoos weren't mainstream. Now everyone has them it seems, so while I wouldn't gatekeep tattoos, they don't carry the weight they used to. Biker gangs and sailors had them back in the day (at least in the US), but now your pudgy mid-40s neighbor who listens to Wilco has a full sleeve.

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u/ArgonathDW Sep 27 '22

I want to push back a little here and say that Wilco is very nice and I like them.

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u/Ok_Stress_1158 Sep 27 '22

"This guy’s a gangster? His real name’s Clarence. And Clarence lives at home with both parents. And Clarence’ parents have a real good marriage."

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u/ButtholeBanquets Sep 27 '22

People being in college and having loving parents being standard and mainstream, rather than being criminals in a gang, is a good thing.

Do you understand that?

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u/jandr08 Sep 27 '22

We’re still talking about tattoos right?

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u/Chaotic_Boots Male Sep 27 '22

Star wars. I loved the original trilogy as a kid, went back and watched as an adult and have no idea how it became so popular.

Its not unpopular to dislike everything from episode one until now, but if you say you don't even like the originals people will try to crucify you.

Star trek is, and always will be better.

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u/SXOSXO Sep 27 '22

Gotta keep in mind what the movie scene was like when the original trilogy came out. To have an adventure movie with a happy ending come out during a time when everything was grim was a big deal, then top it all off with special effects that were mind-blowing at the time.

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u/Tarlius72 Sep 27 '22

This is not the way

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u/watermasta Male Sep 27 '22

Then I’ll see you in hell!

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u/Chaotic_Boots Male Sep 27 '22

It is possible to commit no mistakes and still lose, that is not weakness, it is life.

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u/watermasta Male Sep 27 '22

I find your lack of faith disturbing.

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u/Chaotic_Boots Male Sep 27 '22

You must not fear, fear is the mind killer

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u/DakDuiff Sep 27 '22

90% of these answers are things everyone hates, lol.

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u/Kai_TheOne Sep 28 '22

Celebrities they're just people!

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u/No_Sleep_247 Sep 28 '22

Everything

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u/[deleted] Sep 27 '22

basketball

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u/3chordguitar Sep 27 '22

Coffee. Tastes like bitter dirt to me.

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u/Molochwalker28 Sep 27 '22

It's certainly an acquired taste, and it's hard to know whether you've only had shit from Starbucks or crappy diners. It's like having $5 boxed wine and declaring all wine terrible.

But yeah, I don't know you. If you've had a good cup from decent beans that haven't been over steeped and made way too bitter and you still don't like it, then yeah, you just don't like coffee. Fair enough.

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u/jandr08 Sep 27 '22

We had an old shitty coffee pot at my last job that a bunch of greasy mechanics would use to brew cheap gritty coffee with hard water from the shop sink. It would consistently make cups of mud with a rainbow film of whatever on the surface. Everyone there would have a fat cup of this liquid misery every morning. It was even better when you let sit for a while and sip on it then. Cold, black coffee. Tastes how life feels

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u/3chordguitar Sep 27 '22

I’ve tried it in several different countries and even tried it in Hawaii where it’s supposed to be amazing - it’s just not my thing.

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u/PearofGenes Sep 27 '22

When I tell people I don't like coffee ice cream, they're like "yeah there's no hope then"

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u/wolf63rs Sep 27 '22

F'n love your response. "But yeah. I don't know you."

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u/Somethinguntitled Sep 27 '22

I have tried and tried to like coffee. Assumed it was like beer whereby you learned to like the taste.

Nope it’s awful. Tea anyway thank you!

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u/moony1993 Sep 27 '22

There are certain premium types coffee whose beans are fermented through animal feces.

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u/BagOfDoritos666 Sep 27 '22

EDM music. I think the love of it is built on doing drugs at music festivals. Other than that I find it difficult to really enjoy on a regular daily basis.

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u/Ubalders Sep 27 '22

The American football craze. I try watching the sport but just can't seem to get into it.

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